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Re: Brexit Anyone? (2)
Post Tue Jul 10, 2018 8:46 pm
Posted by bren2k on Tue Jul 10, 2018 8:46 pm
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The Ghost of '99 wrote:
we just have to remain close enough to the EU's orbit to have any hope of avoiding a recession or worse and permanently damaging everyone's economic future.


Apart from the 1%, who are unaffected by all of this stuff - you know, the hedge fund managers, offshore account holders and non-dom types; coincidentally, people like Boris Johnson, Michael Gove, Nigel Farage and Jacob Rees-Mogg… Weird innit?
Re: Brexit Anyone? (2)
Post Wed Jul 11, 2018 7:08 am
Posted by tigertot on Wed Jul 11, 2018 7:08 am
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wrencat1873 wrote:
Not according to Boris, Gove and Farage.
Apparently, our future prosperity lies further afield, in the commonwealth countries and with America :lol:


I had to smirk when Johnson in his resignation letter said Britain risked becoming a colony.
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Re: Brexit Anyone? (2)
Post Wed Jul 11, 2018 7:55 am
Posted by wrencat1873 on Wed Jul 11, 2018 7:55 am
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bren2k wrote:
Apart from the 1%, who are unaffected by all of this stuff - you know, the hedge fund managers, offshore account holders and non-dom types; coincidentally, people like Boris Johnson, Michael Gove, Nigel Farage and Jacob Rees-Mogg… Weird innit?


Surely that's just coincidence, it's as though you are saying that they may have a vested interest in us leaving and not so much to do with taking back control or, immigration , I cant speyk.
Re: Brexit Anyone? (2)
Post Wed Aug 01, 2018 4:25 pm
Posted by Dally on Wed Aug 01, 2018 4:25 pm
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I think there are far greater economic risks in the near horizon than crashing out of the EU. For example, the probable financial collapse of Italy, which would make the last credit crisis look like a minor blip. It would probably destroy the Eurozone and have enormous implications for the UK's fragile financial sector too.
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Post Thu Aug 02, 2018 1:53 pm
Posted by Bullseye on Thu Aug 02, 2018 1:53 pm
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Glad you're not in charge of contingency planning then Dally.
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Re: Brexit Anyone? (2)
Post Sat Aug 04, 2018 6:36 pm
Posted by Dally on Sat Aug 04, 2018 6:36 pm
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An alternative view to that of the doom-mongers:
https://www.express.co.uk/news/uk/99882 ... May-latest
Re: Brexit Anyone? (2)
Post Sun Aug 05, 2018 11:51 am
Posted by Ovavoo on Sun Aug 05, 2018 11:51 am
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Dally wrote:
An alternative view to that of the doom-mongers:
https://www.express.co.uk/news/uk/99882 ... May-latest


Thank goodness for the Daily Express. Even Jacob Rees Smug thinks it's going to take 50 years to see any benefit but the Express have proved him wrong.

Three cheers for them and hooray for the blackshirts (Oops, that was the Mail not the Express)
Re: Brexit Anyone? (2)
Post Mon Aug 06, 2018 8:32 am
Posted by Bullseye on Mon Aug 06, 2018 8:32 am
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The Daily Express. FFS.
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Re: Brexit Anyone? (2)
Post Mon Aug 06, 2018 10:02 am
Posted by majorhound on Mon Aug 06, 2018 10:02 am
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Dally wrote:
I think there are far greater economic risks in the near horizon than crashing out of the EU. For example, the probable financial collapse of Italy, which would make the last credit crisis look like a minor blip. It would probably destroy the Eurozone and have enormous implications for the UK's fragile financial sector too.


So are we like the passengers on the Titanic, who not knowing the extent of the damage, or its ultimate consequences, prefer the seemingly strong and stable ship, to the risks of the lifeboats on the freezing open sea?
Re: Brexit Anyone? (2)
Post Tue Aug 07, 2018 9:45 am
Posted by bren2k on Tue Aug 07, 2018 9:45 am
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Dally wrote:
An alternative view to that of the doom-mongers:
https://www.express.co.uk/news/uk/99882 ... May-latest


An alternative view, comprehensively debunked by the FT

The telling phrase in your article is:

"The advantage of using WTO terms is the UK is not bound by EU rules or committed to agree to its red tape and regulations"

Yes, that bothersome EU red tape and regulation, ensuring such annoyingly unnecessary things as food safety, consumer protection, working regulations and dispute resolution; who needs all that nonsense getting in the way?
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